Job Opening: Summer Intern II - Behavioral Health Research

Date: 04/2017

The Human Services Research Institute (HSRI) is seeking to hire a part-time or full-time paid summer intern to work on behavioral health research and evaluation projects in its Cambridge, MA offices. Duties include but are not restricted to: contributing to the development of data collection protocols and instruments, and preparing proposals for submission to an institutional review board.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manages data and databases in compliance with HIPAA regulations and completes basic to intermediate analyses (quantitative or qualitative) according to project deadlines

  • Contributes to the development of data collection protocols and instruments, and to proposals prepared for submission to the institutional review board

  • Assists with all data collection activities, gathers data through activities such as telephone and site visit interviews 

  • Contributes to the development and writing of reports

  • Performs additional duties, as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree (master’s candidate preferred) with a minimum of 3 years’ relevant experience

  • Basic to intermediate skills with statistical software packages

  • Basic to intermediate knowledge of statistical and/or qualitative analysis techniques

  • Ability to learn additional software and/or web-based applications as necessary

  • Experience with presentation software 

  • Excellent communication and follow-up skills

  • Ability to work under limited supervision

  • Ability to work as a collaborative team member

Conditions of Work

  • The intern will be assigned a mentor whose responsibilities include

    • Training and supervision

    • Developing a set of learning and career development goals in collaboration with the intern

    • Providing guidance and monitoring progress toward mutually agreed upon goals

  • Pay will be commensurate with skills and experience; hours per week are negotiable

  • We anticipate that the position will run from May 1 through September 29, 2017, but the start and end dates are flexible

HSRI is an equal opportunity employer and complies with the ADA and applicable state laws intended to protect those with disabilities.  Our offices are accessible by public transportation and accessible to people with disabilities. Please email your cover letter and resume/CV to, with Summer Internship II in the subject line. Or send your materials to:

Human Services Research Institute

2336 Massachusetts Ave.

Cambridge, MA 02140 

No phone calls please; email contact only.

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